Monday, March 20, 2006

Do it tomorrow (or the day after)...

Please note: I always enjoy my cup of coffee with cream and little/no sugar. Drinking Coffee, smelling it's aroma, especially Blue Mountain, is very relaxing and soothing to my mind, body and spirit.

Procrastination seems to built into our DNA. Somewhere along the double-helix are the codes to put things off to a later time or date. It is also in our nature to rationalize our putting off with good reasons.

Why on earth do we procrastinate? The dictionary definition means to "delay or postpone an action" however, it does not define it as a positive nor a negative action. There are times when we do it because we have not have all the facts yet or we were simply lazy and hence postpone the action. Sometimes we are afraid of negative results while at other times, we were simply indifferent to the outcome. What is certain is that there are consequences to each of our actions, may it be positive or negative ones.

Take my blogsite, I know that I should be updating it regularly, embellish it with photos and pictures but I simply was too busy...(doing what???, one might ask!)

(Rationalized)Reasons: (1)My buddies and I went out for drinks as coffee is very important to me as it is part of my life-blood. I literally cannot function without 2 cups of Coffee a day, (2)Quality time with My Wife and Son, like shopping, dinners, open-hearted discussions and play with my 5 year Son is very important as well, (3) I had several reports to write and important clients to meet-up(and impress, otherwise why would they want to work with my company (and me?))

Hence, because of the 3 (rationalized) reasons, I had to procrastinate doing my blogsite. Come to think of it, I have not really procrastinate when it comes to drinking coffee. That's life and coffee for me. Both go hand in hand. Just like my Wife, who also must have her cup of coffee every morning and her afternoon break, so must I. My Wife and I are a team of sorts, and definitely my soul-mate for life!

The meaning of Life and Coffee has always intrigued me when I saw many interesting connections between them. Life has been always been bitter-sweet to me and my cup of coffee is often bitter-sweet, especially when my Wife makes it for me.
Through thick and thin, I always have a cup of coffee in my hands.
Rushing my Assignments/Term-paper/Exams in University, a cup of coffee is there.
Meeting with my buddies, often than not, I always order a cup of coffee.
Meeting with important clients, a cup of coffee is within reach of my right hand as I go through my presentation with my left hand holding the paper or pressing the button on my notebook.
Before I start my work everyday, I must have a cup of coffee first.
Usually After Dinner at home with my Wife, when we start our sharing for the day, each of us holding a cup of coffee in our hand, we sip and chat away (for an hour and a half or so, then it is time to spend time with my kid).
To say that Life without Coffee would be unthinkable is the truth. It has always been a part of my life since I was 10 years old.
My Wife and members of my family are all coffee-drinkers. I would not call all of them coffee-lovers. And my kid is no different but as he is still a kid, the Wife and I still refrain him from drinking coffee. Maybe when he is older.

I hope that my sharing today can present more about myself. I chose "Procrastination" as an intro because I have indeed been putting this blogsite off for some time now.

To learn more about me, here are 10 websites that I frequent:

I have been inspired by these sites. I have been touched by these sites. I sure would like to have coffee with the people behind the making/design/sharing of these sites.

Bye for now.


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faerie said...

wow.. i'm flattered.. inspired? That's a big word..but thanks